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with the hague el vote and north korea. first, former senator chuck hagel, the senate armed services committee about to vote any minute now on the nomination to be defense chief. hagel will face a full senate floor vote later this week where he faces strong opposition of the former colleagues on iran, iraq and nuclear weapons. and speaking of nukes, north korea test fired one today. the underground blast registered with the same power as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake. it's the north's third nuclear test but by far the most powerful and the first since kim jung un took power. the u.n. security council in emergency meetings over it and aides say president obama address the defiance in tonight's state of the union address and that is just six hours away. lots to talk about today with former congressman joe sestak and served in the navy. welcome. >> good to be with you. thank you. >> let's talk start with hagel. by most accounts, chuck hagel had a shaky day at the confirmation hearing and surprising even some democrats with the answers and nonanswers. how do you think he did and do you ultimately exp
. thank you. >> let's talk start with hagel. by most accounts, chuck hagel had a shaky day at the confirmation hearing and surprising even some democrats with the answers and nonanswers. how do you think he did and do you ultimately expect he'll get confirmed? >> well, his presentation was spot on but that said i'm not always spot on when i do these interviews either. it's whether the substance was there or not and there's three important issues clear out of that hearing and why he'll go through the nomination process successfully. first, he said he will defend israel. second, iran cannot have a nuclear weapon. and third, he is leader to transform our military, both for moving from southwest asia to the western pacific where 60% of the naichl forces are moved for a reason and second to transform our military to the new type of warfare where often based upon knowledge and the agility and speed to touch someone quickly. this also is necessary in the western pacific where china, for example, has 80 sub marines just to our 50. even john mccain who was quite critical in the hear
) scottrade. voted "best investment services company." >>> it is still likely, very likely, that chuck hagel willened up being the next defense secretary but it's hitting snacks. and the latest one looks to set a bad precedent. hagel has enough support to win a confirmation vote. his nomination cleared tuesday on a party line vote and not a single senate democrat has opposed opposition to him. since democrats have 55 seats and since two republicans mike joe haines and thad cochran are backing him, that should be that. but it isn't. because hagel is facing a filibuster. meaning he'll first need to come up with 60 votes before he's allowed to have a straight up or down vote on the senate floor. the resistance is coming from republicans. to the right hagel is a traitor. for 12 years he was a republican senator, a rising star in his party that was touted as a vp prospect in 2000. but he turn ond the iraq war and left the senate, refussed to endorse john mccain in 2008 and teamed up with barack obama. now he is the living definition of a republican in name only. there are other factors too. linds
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